Are we as cold to others as we are rumored to be? Do we have a blunt national soul that make other people percieve us as social
akward and cold.
That was my question i made myself in this task where i wanted to explore the subject "Discursive Design"
Svalinn is a object that is made for
the true beliver of the cold norwegian behaviour. It is made for the fanatic who will inflict pain upon
himself rather then socialize with others.
Svalinn works like this: Turn the brass knob to start it. Then after 180 seconds the object starts to radiate cold directly to your skin.
The only way to stop it is to talk to someone, then the object starts to warm the skin instead. After some time without talking the object starts to chill down again.
The true cold Norwegian would enjoy this coldness instead of talking to people. A punishement he is willing to take in order to be a true cold norwegian.
The set comes in this nice bladck box, customfitted to the objects and with a handmade "S" in brass lowered into the material
So this is a device that punish a user for not talking to people.
Of course this is not a device that is meant for a wide audience, or to be used at all. It is made for fictinal cold norwegian fanatic that would
rather hurt himself then talk to other people. It is in the same street as flaggelation. You belive so much and you want to pay homage to your faith.
Alot of work went into getting the right and small enough components, and to get them to work properly. And the coding..... blah..
CNC`ed the brass into this. Ready for assembly